BAR­BARA BUSH IS ‘A FIGHTER’

Calgary Sun - - NEWS -

For­mer first lady Bar­bara Bush, who was re­ported in “fail­ing health” over the week­end, is in “great spir­its” and the fam­ily is grate­ful for “ev­ery­body’s prayers and thoughts,” her grand­daugh­ter said Mon­day.

“she’s a fighter. she’s an en­forcer,” said Jenna Bush Hager, an an­chor on NBC’s To­day show.

Hager said. “We’re grate­ful for her, for ev­ery­body’s prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is bet­ter be­cause she is in it.”

a Bush fam­ily spokesman said sun­day that “Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has de­cided not to seek ad­di­tional med­i­cal treat­ment and will in­stead fo­cus on com­fort care” at home in Hous­ton.

Bush has suf­fered in re­cent years from con­ges­tive heart fail­ure and chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary disease.

Getty Im­ages fIles

Bar­bara Bush is seen with hus­band Ge­orge H. W. Bush in 2008.

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